Protecting Turtles through the Clean Water Act
America’s smallest turtle, the bog turtle, only grows to roughly 3-4 inches – small enough to fit in the palm of your hand! Federally listed as a threatened species, these little guys are dependent upon wetlands for their home. Ensuring that these wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act is an important step to better protecting the bog turtle and other species that call these waters home. Despite thirty years of comprehensive protections under the Clean Water Act, two Supreme Court decisions put protections for small streams and wetlands into question.
Add your voice to show support for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineer’s proposed Clean Water Rule to clarify protections for small streams and wetlands.